Thursday, November 10
Pint Night and Evil Dead Double Feature at Naja’s Place
Has any other such combination of words sounded more magical? Not only will Redondo Beach’s beer haven screen two of the best horror movies (so fun to watch with a group) but it’ll also debut a specialty beer from Smog City Brewing. Groovy. Apparently there’s some football game going on before the show but as soon as that’s over. They’ll tap the beer at 8, though.
- 8pm. Naja’s Place, 154 International Boardwalk, Redondo Beach (map). (310) 376-9951.
Friday, November 11
18th Annual Single Malt Scotch & Whisky Extravaganza
It’s you and 110 rare and high-quality single malt and Scotch whiskies. Nope, it’s not a dream, it’s the 18th annual extravaganza. Cost of the evening is $120-$135 but you get the best of the best brown stuff as well as a dinner buffet and premium and imported cigars. Yes, it’s THAT kind of evening, break out the smoking jacket.
- 7pm. $120-$135. Loews Santa Monica, 1700 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica (map).
Sunday, November 13
Tequila Against Cancer Charity Event at Next Door Lounge
I love these “drink for a good cause” events. And this Sunday there are two. This one is tequila against cancer and is hosted by Handsome Joe Brooke, People’s Choice Winner for Best LA Bartender 2011. $40 gets you a tequila tasting of some of the best (Fortaleza, Casa Noble), food as well as a chance to win a trip to Mexico to go on a tequila distillery tour! There will also be an auction where you can bid on swank items like hotel stays, bowling/punch at Spare Room, and vintage tequilas. And if you purchase advance tickets to Speed Rack (below) you can get into Tequila Against Cancer for $25 instead of $40, just bring your Speed Rack receipt!
- 1-5pm. $40. Next Door Lounge, 1154 N. Highland Avenue, Los Angeles (map).
Speed Rack LA Cocktail Competition at Hollywood Roosevelt
Cheer on your fave lady bartenders while enjoying cocktail punches, cocktails, and beer. And all for a good cause: breast cancer research, prevention and education. This national event stops in L.A. giving the best women bartenders in town a chance to out-mix one another. It’s gonna be a good time. Liquor sponsors include Beefeater Gin, Plymouth Gin, Pernod and Abita Beer, nuff said! Tickets will be available at the door on the day of the event for $25 (cash only) on a first come, first served basis, depending on capacity and availability. $35 gets you the Speed Rack tee and a koozie in addition to admission.
Monday, November 14
The Bruery Reserve Society 2012 Membership Goes on Sale
Sure, you may not want to be the member of any club that will take you as a member but you’ll want to join this one. Because you get 11 limited-edition Bruery beers as well as access to some of the best beer parties in town. Yup, it’s that time of year again when The Bruery Reserve Society membership goes on sale. At $295 it’s for the die-hard beer geek but what an awesome holiday gift that would make. Ahem.
Tuesday, November 15
Bel Air Caviar Tasting with Chef Marcel Vigneron
I know, this sounds wayy fancy and it is what with it being a black tie affair (wuuut?) and costing $500 a head. And it’s been promoted as “An event for the one percent — with room for the other 99.” It has all that appeal to the schwank folk like all the caviar you can eat, champagne, top chefs and string quartets. Top Chef runner-up Marcel Vigneron will prepare three courses in between the musical performances. Adventurous eaters will squeal over smoked alligator, sturgeon and a huge Alaskan smoked salmon.
- 6pm. $500-$1,500. Bel Air Home whose address is disclosed once you purchased admission.